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Every great drummer has a burning desire to expand their sound. Now you can try from 4 utterly unique collections – right in your own space. Chances are you’ll love something you never considered before.

KEEP THE CYMBALS YOU LIKE.
SEND BACK WHAT YOU DON’T.

Sabian R&D director and legendary cymbal master, Mark Love, offers his incredible background in choosing these unusual sound collections from our Area 51. According to Mark, “There’s life in the metal here you need to feel to believe.”

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF FOUR UNIQUE SOUND COLLECTIONS FROM AREA 51 – OUR R&D VAULT WHERE CUSTOM SOUNDS ARE BORN.

You can select up to 4 models from a single category. Keep the cymbals you like. Send back what you don’t.

TRASHYDRYEXPLOSIVEUNBOUND
In a mood with attitude.Like a desert.More TNT to the ounce to blow your mind.Original. Experimental. Unexpected. (Surprise me!)

We’ll also give you the option to fine tune your collection with sound types and sizes to better fit your kit.

***Please scroll down before you get started to see how the program works.***

Here’s how the program works:

Once you complete and submit your form, Mark Love will review the information and go to work searching through Area 51’s collection of unique prototypes to find the cymbals for you based on the information you have provided on the form.

Once your special selection has been completed, you will be contacted for your credit card information and we’ll confirm the amount you will be charged.

Sabian will ship the cymbals and you’ll have 14 days to evaluate them. After 14 days, you will be contacted to determine the results and if you wish to return any cymbals. SABIAN will make the arrangements for and pay the cost of any cymbals being returned.

Your credit card will be credited the full price of any cymbals returned, pending inspection.

Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing and delivery of your order.

The cymbals in Area 51 are priced by size only, not from the series they originated from. For reference, following is the per cymbal price for each size.

****NOTE*****

Due to the nature of SABIAN’s Soundcheck program, it is open only to residents of the US and Canada.

Prices shown are for cymbals shipped to the U.S. For pricing on cymbals shipped to Canada, please email [email protected]

Model NumberSizeUS Consumer Price
AR51088″144.99
AR511010″154.99
AR511111″169.99
AR511212″184.99
AR511313″209.99
AR5113HH13″ Hi Hats419.99
AR511414″239.99
AR5114HH14″ Hi Hats479.99
AR511515″259.99
AR5115HH15″ Hi Hats519.99
AR511616″284.99
AR5116HH16″ Hi Hats569.99
AR511717″309.99
AR511818″334.99
AR511919″364.99
AR512020″384.99
AR512121″424.99
AR512222″459.99
AR512323″489.99
AR512424″519.99

Warranty

All Area 51 cymbals are covered by the same 2 year warranty that all SABIAN’s are protected by. While we will do our best to replace any cymbal with as close to your original cymbal as possible, since these are one of a kind prototypes, this may vary.